Automated metadata creation and content tagging makes all content, whether recorded by Mediasite or uploaded, instantly searchable and navigable. For video-only uploads, Mediasite generates thumbnail navigation and indexes any text in the content, turning previously “flat” video into rich, interactive video. Plus, user tagging adds another powerful layer of metadata to help pinpoint content anywhere in a presentation, catalog, or an entire Mediasite library.Content approval workflows ensure quality-controlled user-generated content by enabling authorized users to review, comment, edit and approve video before it’s published. “With more faculty requesting control over their own content, and with the University looking at creative ways to allow students to add presentations into our LMS though Mediasite, it is important for us to have workflows that not only allow us to review, edit and approve presentations, but also maintain multiple revisions over time. With Mediasite 6.1, we can automate and streamline how we publish these presentations through the approval pipeline. We are excited about the possibilities of how it may also lend itself to our admissions department in the marketing of our university." ~Thomas Kemp, Director of Instructional Technology & Learning, Ashland University Web-based Mediasite Editor allows users to conveniently edit their rich video from any Mac or PC. Media import of MP4s, along with Windows Media Video, lets uploaded content take full advantage of Mediasite’s advanced search, analytics and security. Centralized Recorder updates allow administrators to automatically download and apply updates to Recorders remotely. Mediasite 6.1 will be available for demonstration at EDUCAUSE booth 1433, November 6 – 9 in Denver, Colorado and is set to be released in December 2012. About Sonic Foundry®, Inc. Sonic Foundry (NASDAQ: SOFO) is the trusted market leader for enterprise webcasting solutions, providing video content management and distribution for education, business and government. Powered by the patented Mediasite webcasting platform and webcast services of Mediasite Events, the company empowers people to advance how they share knowledge online, using video webcasts to bridge time and distance, enhance learning outcomes and improve performance. Product and service names mentioned herein are the trademarks of Sonic Foundry, Inc. or their respective owners. Certain statements contained in this news release regarding matters that are not historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Because such forward-looking statements include risks and uncertainties, actual results may differ materially from those expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to, uncertainties pertaining to continued market acceptance for Sonic Foundry's products, its ability to succeed in capturing significant revenues from media services and/or systems, the effect of new competitors in its market, integration of acquired business and other risk factors identified from time to time in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.